Nepomuk performance

Steve Riley stvrly at
Thu Jan 19 18:55:54 UTC 2012

On 2012-01-19 13:52:44 Mark Greenwood <fatgerman at> wrote:
> On 18 Jan 2012, at 21:58, Steve Riley wrote:
> > We've been discussing over at the Kubuntu Forums how surprisingly stable
> > Precise, KDE 4.7.97 (4.8 rc2), and Qt 4.8 are. A few are using it as
> > their primary setup now. Akonadi (mostly) works well with Google, KMail
> > (mostly) behaves the way we'd like it to,
> I'd disagree entirely. it took me 4 attempts (and 3 crashes) to get KMail to
> check my gmail account, the setup wizard didn't work at all, and as I said
> I have to give akostrigimuk 350MB of RAM to stop it killing my system. As
> far as I can tell KDE4 gets worse with every release.

Success seems to happen only if you follow a certain sequence of steps.

$ akonadictl stop
$ rm -rfv ~/.local/share/akonadi*
$ rm -rfv ~/.config/akonadi/*
$ rm -rfv ~/.kde/share/config/*
$ akonadictl start

Log into your Gmail account via the web. Go to mail settings | Forwarding and 
POP/IMAP. Under "When I mark..." turn off auto-expunge. Under "When a 
message..." select "Immediately delete."

Then, in KMail, don't use the account wizard. Instead, manually configure your 
Gmail settings. When configuring your IMAP resource, after entering your Google 
credentials on the General tab, be sure to go to the Advanced tab and click 
the Auto Detect button.

Let KMail perform its initial sync, then close it. Now open it. Return to the 
configuration window. Modify your identity and set your sent-mail and drafts 
folders to the folders on Google. Modify your IMAP resource and set the trash 
folder to Google.


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